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Salvia chiapensis - Chiapas Sage

Salvia chiapensis is native to the cloud forests of the Chiapas province of Mexico. It grows at elevations of 7,000-9,500 feet. I have grown Salvia chiapensis in a variety of conditions from full inland sun to the shade of oak trees near the coast. Chiapas sage has performed fantastically throughout. Salvia chiapensis dies out with poor drainage locations during the heat of summer. In full sun it will grow to about 2.5 feet. In the shade near the coast Salvia chiapensis can grow to 4 feet or more. It survived the winter to temperatures as low as 20° with no visible damage. Chiapas sage will require periodic hard pruning to keep it bushy and full. Saliva chiapensis is a great addition to the hummingbird garden and to the butterfly garden.

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Salvia chiapensis, Chiapas Sage